A New (Herbal) Love

For the past few months, I have been enjoying a simple cup of herbal tisane in the evenings made from Peppermint Leaf and Chamomile Flowers.

While I absolutely love that combination, I expanded my horizons and purchased some Holy Basil (Tulsi) to try!

I was a bit skeptical, because “basil” is not exactly an herb you think about when it comes to tea, but everyone seems to love Tulsi tea, so I thought, “Why not?”.

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It’s Knitting Season (Finally!)

December is here already and I have been so busy making beads and Christmas gifts that I hadn’t gotten around to getting out my knitting machine yet!  Until now!

Early this week, I put the beads away and got out my knitter.  I have lost so much weight that I am now able to wear leggings without looking like a sausage!!!  Hooray for me!   However!   I bought a pair of boot slippers (Wicked Good Lodge Chukkas from LL Bean).  But my legs were a little cold, and my ankles look far too skinny sticking out of those chunky boots!  So the remedy to both of these problems is — Leg Warmers! Continue reading “It’s Knitting Season (Finally!)”

Christmas Wrap-Up

Yes, I know I said a couple of weeks ago that I was done making my Christmas gifts, but that is almost never the case until the day arrives and I run out of time. 🙂

This past weekend, I was busy making a few more bath bombs, just to make the holiday extra special! Continue reading “Christmas Wrap-Up”

Analytical Recipe – Walnut Facial Scrub

My niece, Andi, asked me if I could try to make her something like St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I decided to give it a try.

You see, surfactants and I don’t always get along.   They are finicky and I don’t really have as good a handle on using them as I do with lotions and creams.   I have had a few successes with them though, so I thought, “why not try?”

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Vacation Nov 2018 Wrap-Up

I’ve had such fun this week, enjoying my time off from work and relaxing by making Christmas gifts for my family!  I just love my free time as it leaves me feeling creative and ambitious!  (I wish I had such ambition for my day job!).

I thought I would do a little “wrap up” post to top of the week’s activities and to serve as a personal “vacation album”.

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Out with a BANG!

As I wrap up my Christmas “making” for this vacation, I am thankful for all the free time I had this week to make so much.  It’s incredible!  My dining room is absolutely overflowing with bath and body products and it smells like heaven in there!

Today was spent making balms and bombs… all things herbal (and one not so herbal).

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Wrap It Up…I’ll Take It!

As suspected, yesterday was not as productive as some other vacation days this week due to the holiday, but I did manage to get a couple of things made last night.   When combined with the things I managed today, it made a huge dent in my “to make’ list.  So much so that I have only a couple more things to wrap up tomorrow and I’m done with Christmas making! Continue reading “Wrap It Up…I’ll Take It!”